A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
8/19/1968 The Saint thanks his creator
August 19, 1968. Leslie Charteris created Simon Templar, the helpful rogue known as The Saint in the 1920s. In 1962 The Saint became a TV starring a young actor named Roger Moore. On this date in 1968, nearing the end of the show's run, Moore sent a cablegram to Charteris:
The thanks are due to you for making a halo which fitted so well. - Roger
Source: "'The Saint' Speaks, Paul M. James. The Armchair Detective, v23, n 3.